2 Fantastic Suites + 2 Connected Rooms, +1 Double Room, All Lake View (5rooms)
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About Paola Braga
"La Criolda Charme & Luxury Villa Resort" Our passion is always to give you the best. Special care and attentions to Our Guests Our concept: "Dedicate special care, the same care that we would like to receive!!!.." A holiday to be preserved in your heart !!
Paola Braga purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Paola Braga chose San Felice del Benaco
We love LA CRIOLDA VILLA, we cared it passionately. It instills serenity and beauty of life. The view of the lake, the swimming pool finished in stone, the garden rich with fragrant flowers ... the quiet... and the cure... Special attentions by our Butler You are Welcome in "LA CRIOLDA CHARME & LUXURY VILLA RESORT " !
What makes this Villa unique
Everything is special, unique and researched in all the details.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Unforgettable Home Away From Home
Too amazing to describe. Seriously. I have stopped and started this review at least 400 times ( like the Lido 84 dish)!
When we booked this villa/home, we fell for the pictures. Upon arrival, we fell in love. Let’s just say La Criolda, you had us at lavender:) Literally, there is a bouquet of lavender holding postcards of the home at driveway...
So, the pictures are gorgeous but the reality is breath taking. The location is so amazing! It’s fun, beautiful, in the “thick of things” romantic, homey, family friendly, luxurious, beautifully appointed, etc. the list of qualities could go span all of Lago di Garda.
All your needs are met. Needs you didn’t even know you had ( I.e. full breakfast spread fit for royalty or George Clooney ;) are met and then some :)
Three incredibly special people are huge part of making your stay even more amazing. They make your stay an “over the top” in all the right ways stay! Paola will take care of all your concierge type needs. She’ll get you impossible to get reservations at the absolute best world renowned restaurants. She knows the primo shopping spots. Every sight you should see every inch of the region. Oh, and I now have a sister in Italy :) I love you, Paola. Can’t wait to see ou next year!
Oh, Lahiru, how we miss you. First, we miss your fresh squeezed orange juice. Every. Single. Morning. Second and Most important, we miss you. You took care to ensure our every need at La Criolda was taken care of. We miss seeing your smile every morning, the smells of your cooking/baking fill in the house, and just knowing you were there if we needed.
This house has something /everything for everyone. Just save some dates for us every year!!!
We have no words to describe our emotions...
Saying THANK YOU is not enough...
and THANKS AGAIN...
From Me and all Your New Family !
Kisses my Dear !!!
Wonderful stay with family
La Criolda is the most breathtaking and wonderful home we have stayed in. The house is beautiful, as is the location and surrounding views. The service from the staff was out of this world, with so many thoughtful touches throughout our stay. Will stay forever in our memories!
Rhiannon, thank you so much from the bottom of our heart for the lovely feedback. We truly appreciate it !
It was amazing hosting you all.
We also hope to see you again in your next trip to Lake Garda !
Big Hug to all of you
La Criolda Villa
La Criolda is such a magical place it is hard to know where to start when writing a review. We were greeted with such warm smiles and hugs from Paola, George and Lahiru we felt like long lost family. For the rest of our stay they took care of every need and whim, nothing was too much trouble. Paola was an absolute delight, warm, bright and caring. She arranged anything we asked for, found us reservations at fully booked restaurants, taxis, boat rides, tips on markets, shops, and sights, and she was always at the end of the phone when we needed her. George looked after the house and us with quiet elegance. We would leave the villa in a flurry and a mess only to return to a spotless home, beds made, clothes folded, and wine chilled. Lahiru was in charge of the kitchen and provided us with breakfasts fit for kings everyday. Along with pastries, breads,homemade jams, charcuterie, yoghurts, cereals, every tea under the sun, he would also squeeze orange juice and cook a different hot dish every morning. In the afternoon another treat he had made would appear, a freshly baked cake, a delicious smoothy...we were so spoilt. He was always around to help, make us a drink, greet us with a smile, and like George was professional, warm and charming.
The villa is breathtaking. Every room is decorated with incredible attention to detail and elegance and individuality. Wooden floors, antiques you dream of owning yourself, enormous exposed beams, soft comfortable seating, it feels like a very old villa in many ways but architectural touches - the polished concrete staircase, the cement stucco walls, chic bathrooms make it anything but old fashioned. The inner workings of the house are very modern- lighting, fridges, tv's, blue tooth speakers in every room, the bathroom fittings, the gym the garage, security - so the house works brilliantly. The bathrooms and bedrooms are filled with thoughtful touches - practically anything you could want you will find, from Italian dictionaries to Prosecco, the bathrooms have little glass bottles filled with shampoos etc, there are dressing gowns, slippers, irons,CDs, baskets full of snacks, it really is quite extraordinary. Oh and the beds have proper linen sheets!
Surrounding the villa is a lush well kept garden, an inviting sea green pool sits just beyond the outside terrace, and from the comfy loungers you can see the lake sparkling just meters away.
We never wanted to leave and can't wait to return.
It's hard to know where to start when replyng a review like yours...
but it is very easy to be moved and excited by your compliments !!!
Thank you for seeing our passion and love
Thank you for these beautiful words, a veil covers my eyes ,it is the sign of immense gratitude....
...Emotion knots my throat and I can not even think ...
Thank you for meeting you, thanks for being part of a small splash of your life.
I hope all will remain in our memories,
Thanks for your lightness ... all of you seemed shimmering butterflies ....
I'm excited ... I'm crying.... Thanks for making me feel alive... and full of emotions...
Thanks is a small word ... but it contains so much ....
Thanks ... thanks again...for this gift...
La Criolda Villa
What an Amazing place to stay
My family stayed here for one week and it was my favourite place in lake garda. It was also possibly one of the coolest places we have ever stayed at. The scenery is amazing and the lake running past 10 to 15 meters a way surroundings made for a very peaceful sleep i would say. The private pool were also very friendly and went out of their way to help us. rooms are very clean and tidy with lake view. Also the food it tasted delicious. I would recommend this to everyone as we loved it.
many many thanks for your compliments !
We hope to host you again and satisfy all your requests !
La Criolda Villa
Every single detail, simply perfect.
We will totally come again.
Many thanks from all our Staff.
It was a pleasure.
We hope to see you again !!
La Criolda Villa
Zhège dùjiàcūn biéshù shì fēicháng zhídé tuījiàn de, zài wǒmen yùdìng hǎo zhīhòu, diànjiā jiù gěi wǒmen fāsòngle yóujiàn yǐ quèbǎo wǒmen de xūqiú. Xúnwèn wǒmen duìyú zǎocān de kuǎnshì yǐjí qítā xūyào zhǔnbèi de dōngxī. Ránhòu zài wǒmen dàodá yǐhòu, zhè tào biéshù de jǐngguān jiǎnzhí shì měi jíle, yǒu chāojí gè dà de yóuyǒngchí, shūshì de shāfā zài tíngyuàn lǐ, kěyǐ xiūxián de dùjià kànshū, kuānchǎng de yuànluò hái yǒu gōng xiǎopéngyǒu wánshuǎ de tèbié dìfāng. Wǒjiā bǎobǎo chāojí xǐhuān zhège dìfāng. Yóuyǒngchí yěshì chāojí de bàng, wǒ de lǎogōng hěn xǐhuān zhège bùfèn. Jìnqù lǐmiàn, wòshì gèng shì yǒu yìwài jīngxǐ, róuruǎn de dà chuáng, gānjìng de wèishēngjiān, yīngyǒujìnyǒu. Juéduì shì xiūxí dùjià de hǎo dìfāng. Chúle yìngjiàn shèshī fēicháng hǎo zhī wài, fúwù tàidù yěshì fēicháng fēicháng de bàng de, zǎoshang qǐlái kěyǐ chī dào měiwèi de zǎocān xīshì de zhōngshì dōu yǒu, érqiě yǒu zhuānmén de rén bāng nǐ dǎsǎo wèishēng, yǒu shé me shìqíng zhǐyào tāmen kěyǐ dūhuì bāng nǐ jiějué de. Suīrán biéshù bùshì zài fánhuá dì dìdài, kě quèshí fàngsōng dùjià de hǎo qùchù. Zài fángzi de zhōuwéi yǒu yīgè chāojí méi dé hú, míngchè qīngliang. Wǎnfàn zhīhòu sànbù de jué jiā qùchù. Jiùsuàn shì měitiān zhǐ zài fùjìn zǒu zǒu, yěshì shēnxīn yúyuè de. Zǒng de lái shuō, zhège dìfāng yǒu shíjiān wǒ háishì huì lái de.
Many thanks for your beautiful words !
It was a great honor to welcome you in our Villa.
We hope to see you again
Hugs to everyone
Our Guests can choose between countless excursions and activities
from inland tours by bike (free,provided by us), to walks along the paths of the Garda hills, discovering marvellous scenery and unexpected breath-taking views.
From visits to the numerous wine and olive oil producers, to the discovery of old villages, rich in traditions and flavours, of feasts, of sports in nature and excursions on the lake, finally to visits to the near art cities, like Verona, Venezia, Milano Brescia and Mantova.
Lake Garda, with its land, offers many places where to practise many sports, able to satisfy the most diverse requests.
Golf, the Resort offers Promotion Bundles with partner centres, and will be able to suggest other golf courses to our guests.
Horse riding, to discover the hills, smells and colours that nature has endowed this territory with.
Clay pigeon shooting, archery, tennis, jogging, bike excursions, both with mountain- or city- bikes here at your disposal.
But don’t forget… the sweet idleness…
Our Villa and Resort will think about that…
In Sirmione, 30 minutes from our Resort, you will find the Health Club and Spa. Sirmione’s water springs at the bottom of the lake at a temperature of 69°C.
Unforgettable moments, cradled by the waves in the emerald green waters in front of Borghese island, or diving to see the crystal clear stone slabs under Catullus’ villa, a picnic on the water with a hamper of goodies prepared by our Mansion, and then being taken to your favourite restaurant for a romantic candle-light dinner… This, and much more, is available to our guests, by using the boat hire (with/without captain) service.
It is also possible from various points and ports of the villages on the lake to access the boat excursions of shipping companies to Garda Island, Desenzano and Sirmione, Riva, Peschiera, and much much more…
Italian Cuisine is the marvel of these places!!
Unexpected encounters discovering old and new flavours.
A pleasant surprise is discovering the fish caught in the lake, prepared according to old secret recipes of some small local restaurants.
Surprising is also trying the expert reinterpretation of our traditional cuisine, in excellent restaurants (some with Michelin stars) that the lake area offers.
Nothing is left to chance… each place, each dish, each thought, will leave you with a fantastic memory.. So… your eyes and your taste buds… will be happily rewarded…
In the elegant centre of Salò, with it’s charming air, you will find exclusive shops and cafes on the lakefront. You can’t miss the very lively Saturday Market.
Desenzano, lively city, has exclusive boutiques with all the top brands, open until late, ready to satisfy the most discerning customer. Restaurants, fashionable clubs, cafes and lounge bars liven up the night for those who want a bit of excitement…
Verona, a city full of art, history and architecture, and the exclusiveness of its famous tailors, is only an 40 min. drive away.
Venezia, enchanting city, is only 1,30 hours, drive away.
A walk at the shopping centre Franciacorta Outlet, with an infinity of shops for any need and any taste. A stop near Bergamo at Orio al Serio, with its shopping centre and airport, to then move to Milano; in 75 minutes you can be in the fashion capital of the world!
And you mustn’t forget the typical food shops, the patisserie masterpieces, the antique shops, boutiques, shoes, artisan shops, where our Italian mastery is world known…
It’s a real pleasure to be of help with some little suggestions.
We will be happy to help our guests choose among all the options.